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Vision will have open nominations except for mayor; he gets a leadership review

January 30th, 2011 · 38 Comments

Vision finally made its decision on how the nomination process is going to work for all its candidates. It’s a race for everyone except the mayor, who gets a performance review. (Hope it’s as much fun as mine always were.)

Get ready, get set, go. Actually, some candidates have already. Geoff Meggs launched his campaign for re-election this past week. Heather Deal has hers coming up at the end of February.

 I haven’t been able to check with everyone on whether they’re running again. I hear a couple are thinking about it. Kerry Jang says he’ll decide by mid-February whether he can “work on homelessness the best at the province, the city or in my lab at UBC.”

Here’s my story and below is a fact sheet from the party.

  • Vision Vancouver Nomination Fact Sheet
    Vision Vancouver is continuing its tradition of open and member driven party processes. As such the Board of Directors of Vision Vancouver has approved an open nomination and leadership review process that empowers our members with the task of selecting our candidates for the November 2011 election.  

·         Council, School and Park Board level will have an open nomination contest. The race will be open to approved candidates once they have been approved through the candidate selection process and approved by the Vision Vancouver Board of Directors.
·         A leadership review vote will be conducted for Mayor Gregor Robertson. The review will be open to all members of Vision Vancouver eligible to vote at our nomination meeting. The question members will be phrased with a yes or no answer. The success threshold will be a majority of votes cast (50% + 1)
·         While we anticipate a spring 2011 nomination, Vision Vancouver will release the specific date at a later time.  
·         With respect to nomination campaign expense limits Mayor- $25,000, Councillors, school and park board $5000.  All candidates will be required to disclose their donations and expenditures to Vision Vancouver.
·         With respect to membership and candidate “cut offs”  to vote in the June nomination and leadership review meeting  a member must be in good standing 30 clear days prior. To run as a candidate for nomination, the prospective candidate completed all the necessary paperwork and have submitted it to Vision Vancouver 45 clear days in advance of the nomination vote.

  •  The nominations rules were passed by a unanimous vote

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